Cen­tral Texas Di­gest: AT&T boost­ing wire­less ca­pac­ity across Austin; En­deavor, Dal­las real es­tate firm buy Lake Austin of­fice com­plex

Austin American-Statesman - - BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCE - Com­piled from staff re­ports

AT&T Inc. is adding ca­pac­ity in parts of Austin to its most ad­vanced wire­less net­work to han­dle in­creased de­mand for voice and data ser­vices, es­pe­cially dur­ing peak hours.

The Dal­las-based car­rier, which is the ex­clu­sive car­rier for Ap­ple Inc.’s pop­u­lar iPhone, said 85 cell sites have been up­graded to add com­mu­ni­ca­tions ca­pac­ity down­town, along the U.S. 183 cor­ri­dor and along In­ter­state 35 north to Round Rock. Other sites will be added in the months ahead.

The up­grade is be­ing ac­com­plished by re­al­lo­cat­ing wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tions fre­quen­cies pre­vi­ously ded­i­cated to other kinds of de­vices. As a re­sult of the changes, AT&T cus­tomers for 3G (third-gen­er­a­tion) cel­lu­lar ser­vice will ex­pe­ri­ence im­proved voice and data con­nec­tiv­ity and per­for­mance, the com­pany said.

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